Conversion API

Zoho Show’s conversion API lets you easily integrate document conversion functionality to web applications and content management systems.

The conversion API allows you to convert a file format (say pptx) to another file format (say ppsx or odp).

Zoho Show supports all popular file formats for conversion like .pptx .ppsx .odp and .pdf.  


To convert a document to any Show supported format (.pptx, .ppsx, .odf, .pdf)

HTTP Request URL

Request Parameters

ParameterData TypeDescription
Mandatory Parameters
apikey423s*****Uniquely identifies the web application which initiates the presentation conversion request.




Method of providing the input file depending on its location.

document - if the input file is from your local drive or desktop.

url - if the input file is from a publicly accessible Web URL.
formatStringOutput file format, to which the file should be converted.
Supported file formats: .pptx .ppsx .odp and .pdf.


Users will get a response of the converted presentation in the form of bytes.


Conversion API - Error Codes

3106Conversion failed
3835File size limit exceeded. The maximum allowed size is 100 MB
3845Content type did not match

For a full list of error handling cases in Conversion API, refer here.

Sample Request

Copiedcurl --request POST \
  --url '*****' \
  --header 'content-type: multipart/form-data; boundary=----WebKitFormBoundary7MA4YWxkTrZu0gW' \
  --form document=@/Users/username/Presentation/Sample.pptx \
  --form format=pptx